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On Faith and Science


Not every Sunday a Rabbi walks into a church, let alone to get his third shot of the vaccine against Covid-19. However that is exactly what happened a few weeks ago when I walked the few blocks from home to Blakemore United Methodist Church to get my booster. At first, I didn…

Gordon JCC’s Camp Davis Welcomes a New Leadership Team












The Gordon JCC is pleased to announce our new Camp Davis Leadership Team! Director Andrew Fishman, Assistant Director Max O’Dell, and Inclusion Director Abby Pierron are excitedly preparing for the 2022 summer, our 92nd year of giving your c…

Notes from Noam January 2022

By Noam Harari, Community Shlicha

Last May with everything that happened in Israel, I started to meet with our community one on one and in small groups. We talked about Israel or just shared our feelings about the news and social media.  

I really enjoyed getting to know…

Federation’s Inclusion Workshop to Focus on Ability and Belonging


Esther Tiechtel, Director of the Revere Montessori Preschool applied for and received a grant from the Lori Ann Fishel Special Needs Fund to provide reading materials for a student with severe vision difficulties. 

 When a young child at the Revere Montessori Preschool neede…

An Unexpected Spy Visits Nashville for Women’s Event

Author Tracy Walder peeled back the curtain on the CIA and FBI at this year’s first Women’s Jewish Philanthropy Event, sponsored by The Jewish Federation and Jewish Foundation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee. A former operative in counter intelligence, Walder discussed her exper…

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